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Building the Cloud with vCloud Director 9.0 – A-Z

Introduction to to vCD 9.0 The growth in cloud adoption is growing year on year. Last year figures of over 20% growth in IaaS alone are proving this. VMware's vCloud Director solution is therefore an obvious choice to provide IaaS to customers. This post series will detail the steps required...
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vCloud Director Installation Part 1 – Database

This is part 1 of the vCD 9.0 Installation guide. In this section we will install the database required for vCD There are now 3 databases supported for vCD Oracle Microsoft SQL Server PostgreSQL This guide will focus on setting up a vCD database with PostgreSQL on CentOS 7, but...
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vCloud Director Installation Part 3 – vCloud Director Install

This is part 3 of the vCD 9.0 Installation guide. In the previous section we installed an base operating system for vCloud Director. In this section we will install the vCloud Director software installation. For most of this procedure there are perfectly good guides for this on VMware's website so...
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Being Colour Blind in IT

I never used to talk about my colour blindness until this year when I realised just how "colour blind" I really was. It's something that you are born with and my parents didn't know until I was around 5 when I was unable to see our dog's red ball on...
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ControlUp – Monitoring and Diagnostics with Free Trial

While at VMworld 2017 I wanted to visit as many stands in Solutions Exchange as possible, I didn't get to all of them but one which stood out to me was ControlUp. I was greeted by the whole team including @RotemAgmon So what is ControlUp ? Rotem gave me a thorough...
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vCloud Director 8.10 – Renew SSL Certificates A-Z

Today I had to renew SSL certificates for a vCD 8.10 cell which had expired. I could not find a comprehensive guide explaining the exact steps so this post covers everything required to replace expiring / expired certificates with new ones. Notes Replace anything in BOLD CAPS with your custom configuration...
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vTestPlans – Free vSphere Test Plans

I've recently had a few requests to share my vSphere test plans with the VMware community. Good news: With effect today I have reformatted my old test plans and uploaded them to GitHub. Please feel free to download, share & modify these. If you make any modifications or additions and...
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